Samoan language week

Talofa lava aiga. To kick start Samoan Language week at Chelc. A group of children and kaiako went on an excursion to the Hastings Library to watch a Samoan Siva performed by Hastings Girls High School students. This was the perfect opportunity for our children to embrace, engage and gain knowledge of Samoan Siva, singing, […]

Playing in the leaves

The horrible wind we had yesterday definitely had its benefits and provided us with so much fun today, playing in all the leaves that piled up. It was so much fun running through the leaves, jumping in leaf mountains and throwing them in the air to run through. Look at all the excited and happy […]

Mothers Day breakfast

‘Mothers day breakfast’ Nurturing the wairua of our mamas through our acts of aroha and delicious kai! Thank you to all of our mamas who enjoyed kai at the Centre and on the run:) we wanted you to know that we appreciate all you do for your precious babies, ‘Happy Mother’s day’ wahine ma, blessings […]

We remember them

‘We remember them’ #Hero dress up day#Poppy cookies#Anzac art images and symbols#Whanau Anzac display#Whanau stories#Army presentation#The last post#Anzac poetry#Kotahitanga

ANZAC Day in the Butterfly Room

We have had a fantastic week of learning, excitement, creativity and fun in the Butterfly Room as we paid tribute to our fallen soldiers and learnt about ANZAC. We have been creative with arts and crafts making and painting poppies, we painted our awesome army tank, we made some yummy ANZAC cookies and some of […]

Super hero dress up day

Kia ora whanau As a way of celebrating ANZAC day and the super hero’s that fought for our country we are going to have a super hero dress up day on Friday 23rd April. We invite you to join in the fun and send your tamariki dressed as super heros. A super hero means many […]

Easter bunny

Kia ora koutou It was lovely to hear about how the Easter bunny visited lots of our tamariki over the weekend, lots of smiles and a sparkle in their eyes as tamariki shared their home experiences. We are so happy to see everyone back happy, fit and well. As a room we have been busy […]

Exploring our little whare on the deck

What a wonderful day our tamariki have had exploring our little whare on the deck. We have been so creative and busy working in the office, cooking kai for each other and our babies, tidying our house and having so much fun with our friends. We have the most amazing imaginations in the Butterfly Room […]

Dinosaur eggs

The excitement continued today as more dinosaur eggs appeared at CHELC this time they were frozen and took a good part of the morning to hatch. The patience and perseverance of our tamariki was amazing as they gently warmed the eggs in their hands and sat them in the sun to watch them slowly but […]

Magical day in the Butterfly Room

It has been a magical day in the Butterfly Room today. When our friend Maddox arrived he spotted a dinosaur egg on the grass which caused great excitement amongst our friends. Maddox very carefully rescued the egg and our friends helped to make a nest to keep it safe and warm. Maddox was certain this […]